How To Be Happy!! Should at least make you smile...

In Atlas Shrugged, John Galt talks about how the pursuit of life is the pursuit of happiness.  "Happiness is a state of noncontradictory joy- a joy without penalty or guilt, a joy that does not clash with any of your values and does not work for your own destruction."  Sometimes we get so caught up "pursuing life" that we forget that the true pursuit of life is happiness!!

"Man are that they might have joy!"
 - 2 Nephi 2:25

In the book, "The Power of Positive Thinking", Norman Vincent Peale tells us a story of a man who radiated happiness and when asked why he was so happy, he said, " I'm not stupid!  I just choose to be happy."  It is a choice.  So choose to be happy today! :)

I compiled a short list of things that make me happy.  Definitely some good ones to try....

1. Exercise - get those running shoes on and get out there!
2. 5-HPT (replacing the natural seratonin in your brain that becomes depleted due to stress) 
3. Take A Hot Bath - with candles and Vivaldi of course
4. Clean House -remember, this is MY list.  hahah!!!
5. Laugh - tell yourself a good joke
6. Play Music or whatever your hobby might be!
7. Do service! - Find a cute little old lady and clean her house, do something for your mom or dad... do something for someone and you will forget yourself. :)

I forgot to put "Watch a sunrise or sunset."  Enjoying God's beautiful creations definitely helps one be happy.

(This is a picture I took in the Philippines at the Cebu Yacht Club on Mactan Island)

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